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In the world of page-turning thrillers, Dan Brown holds a special place in the hearts of many of us. After his first book, Digital Fortress, almost passed me by, he wrote Angels and Demons, which was probably one of the half-dozen most exciting thrillers of last year. It is a pleasure to report that his new book lives up to his reputation as a writer whose research and talent make his stories exciting, believable, and just plain unputdownable.
The time is now and President Zachary Herney is facing a very tough re-election. His opponent, Senator Sedgwick Sexton, is a powerful man with powerful friends and a mission: to reduce NASA's spending and move space exploration into the private sector. He has numerous supporters, including many beyond the businesses who will profit from this because of the embarrassment of 1996, when the Clinton administration was informed by NASA that proof existed of life on other planets. That information turned out to be premature, if not incorrect. The embattled president is assured that a rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice will prove to have far-reaching implications on America's space program. The find, however, needs to be verified.
Enter Rachel Sexton, a gister for the National Reconnaissance Office. Gisters reduce complex reports into single-page briefs, and in this case the president needs that confirmation before he broadcasts to the nation, probably ensuring his re-election. It's tricky because Rachel is the daughter of his opponent. Rachel is thrilled to be on the team travelling to the Arctic Circle. She is a realist about her father's politics and has little respect for his stand on NASA, but Senator Sexton cannot help but have a problem with her involvement.
Adventure, romance, murder, skulduggery, and nail-biting tension ensue. By the end of Deception Point, the reader will be much better informed about how the space program works and how politicians react to new information. Bring on the next Dan Brown thriller! --Otto Penzler, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"'A case study in how to manufacture suspense. Unputdownable' Washington Post; 'Wow...Blockbuster perfection...An exhilaratingly brainy thriller. Not since the advent of Harry Potter has an author so flagrantly delighted in leading readers on a breathless chase' New York Times; 'In The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown has built a world that is rich in fascinating detail, and I could not get enough of it. Mr. Brown, I am your fan' Robert Crais; 'Fascinating and absorbing - perfect for anyone who appreciated a great, riveting read...Dan Brown is my new must-read. I love this book' Harlan Coben; 'A heart-racing thriller. This story has so many twists that it would be a sin to reveal too much of the plot in advance. Let's just say that is this novel doesn't get your pulse racing, you need to check your meds' San Francisco Chronicle; 'A thundering, tantalizing, extremely smart fun ride. Brown doesn't slow down his tremendously powerful narrative engine despite transmitting several doctorates' worth of fascinating history and learned speculation' Chicago Tribune" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
I literally could put this book down I started and finished this book within 2 days. This was also a book gave me satusfaction at the endPublished 21 days ago by cool
This is another good book by Dan Brown. It centres round the election of President Zachery and his opponent Senator Sexton. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Greg Chapman
Dan Brown is amazing. I think his talent to mix the real and fiction is brilliant.Published 29 days ago by Kae Faeff
This book is a clever well thought out thriller. It is well researched and thoroughly intresting to read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by tod
If you've read the others you will notice a very similar theme running through the books. However, this one is also very engaging and I was eager to read itPublished 1 month ago by Janet